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Old 12-11-2011, 05:53 PM
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ran my 7.3 out of fuel any advice?

Pulled up to the pump on E and it started dropping cylinders. I've gotten all the air out and still have misses so I'm guessing my injectors are done. Could anything else cause this? And any advice on anything else to check out or replace due to this would be great
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How long did you run it after filling up?
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:41 PM
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i ran maybe a mile back to the house not knowing it was missing due to low fuel and it dropped more and more then died. filled the tank primed the system changed the filter got it to run on im guessing 2to3 misses so i pulled the injectors and tested them they clicked open and closed like normal so i put them back in and the #8 cylinder hydrolocked with oil. pulled the plug and cleared the oil after this the motor would only crank
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:53 PM
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I imagine you still just have air in the system. It can take quite some time to run it out. If yours is an obs like mine its a mechanical pump that will require you to literally crank it until it can bring the fuel back up to pressure. I would suggest a few minutes of cranking and I am willing to bet it will fire up then it may take half an hour of driving to smooth out again.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:33 PM
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I came home today and cranked on it for about 40 seconds and it runs like new thanks for the info
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ran my 7.3 out of fuel any advice?

Yeah...don't do that!


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Old 12-14-2011, 11:49 AM
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I came home today and cranked on it for about 40 seconds and it runs like new thanks for the info
Very glad to hear she fired back up Been in that situation myself and had her cranking for a good 3-4 minutes over a 20 minute period with no luck. Talked to my mechanic buddy, he said "crank it a little more". Humorously, about 6 seconds after I started cranking that time, it fired up. I was so close haha!
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